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BrendaG 06-18-2018 12:58 PM

15 foot ParkLiner 2 Medium Dogs.
Is this even doable? 60 pound Aussie and pushing 60 pound boarder collie/ aussie mix (no relationship).We are getting ready for our first trip together. This has to work. We have purchased a 'dog' blanket to go over the table/bed for during the day, then I have no clue what will go on at night .. LOL .. anyone with larger dogs?

Raz 06-18-2018 02:04 PM

We use a plastic sheet under a regular sheet to keep cushions/bed protected during the day.

BrendaG 06-18-2018 03:49 PM

Great tip! Your dog looks so cool!

Roadie1 06-18-2018 05:11 PM

I regularly take my eighty pound chocolate lab camping. Even when I have my wife and daughter along its no problem. We put a blanket over the bedding if were leaving him during the day. Never an issue. At night he sleeps on the floor. Getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night can be a little tricky but no big deal....

BrendaG 06-19-2018 07:44 AM

The bathroom in the middle of the night has me concerned with two dogs so my husband will just have to find the floor and do the shuffle .. LOL

Bobbie Mayer 06-19-2018 11:44 AM

I made a covering for the bed (denim quilt from old jeans with wool batting) so it would stay in place during the day for the dogs (3 corgis right now.) One of the corgis sleeps under the bed (dinette/bed but I never set it up). Daytime I have Xpens around trailer and making a little yard in front. (Might be more of a problem with taller dogs but tie-outs may also work.) We do fine. My trailer is a 15 foot Escape (12' x 6' cabin) but I used to do it in a Campster. Our longest trip has only been ten days. (We've done both ten in one location and ten traveling around.)

BrendaG 06-20-2018 08:29 AM

I love your Escape!!! I have looked at x pens also.. I think two will work for us and I will always be out when they are out. Gonna work my way up to extended camping.. thats my goal with these two goof balls.

steve dunham 06-20-2018 09:04 AM

My wife and I travel with our 75 lb chocolate lab in a 17 ft Casita SD
We would not attempt to travel with anymore than one dog
It’s crowded enough with just 2 adults

Kai in Seattle 06-20-2018 05:30 PM

Pugs are only about 20 pounds but two of them for 24 days was a lot of dog.

Bobbie Mayer's all-around the trailer x-pen is super...we used tie-outs this time and it worked even better for the girls as the x-pen did. For some reason they barked and lunged a lot more in the x-pen, plus it was HEAVY.

The tie-out was much lighter and as long as we kept them far enough away from table and chair legs, it worked fine. But they are old and other than barking sometimes, fairly sedate. Cinder did jump up on my bed when she was WET, so the various covers mentioned above are a great idea.

Sleeping on the floor under my bed is a no-options deal for the older girl. I think I may enforce it for both of them next time. We bought a new "doggy bed" today--a rectangular cement mixing tub, nice & clean and fits the corner under my bed, instead of the round barrel liner we've been using. The old pug also has to eat in it (with bedding removed) as she gulps too much air when the other dog is around her food...and then she vomits, so we'll be re-sizing and replacing the plastic lath "gate" for under the bed as well.

With bigger dogs, I think I'd just do them a nice stuffed doggy bed underneath and not worry about a bin or container. We had a larger dog once upon a time...but only one.

You have my best wishes for your travels. It can be done. Some have suggested finding the occasional doggy boarding place on your route so you can get a break, go out to eat, to a movie, to museums, or whatever without leaving the dogs unattended

Be sure they get enough exercise. The pugs get well-walked just taking them potty; they get far fewer specific walks here at home since we have two doggy doors into our fenced yard.

Good luck to you all, best wishes, happy trails!


gordon2 06-20-2018 05:35 PM

Me, one 40 lb dog, and a 16 foot Scamp.. she is always in the way and underfoot.

But then again, it is the same way in a 1600 square foot house.. go figure.

I guess you could say she is "clingy."

Doghaus 06-20-2018 06:41 PM

I camped in a 13 Scamp with two aussies for years. One dog chose to crawl into the space under the bunk, and the other one had the floor. The middle of the night shuffle/ twister game on the way to the bathroom was one of my few complaints.

Kai in Seattle 06-21-2018 08:13 AM

I could have added, "Happy tails!"


Bobbie Mayer 06-21-2018 10:26 AM

I did tie-outs on occasion but Jack likes to play "Corgis cradle" and wind himself around any available things including the other dogs so it was always a challenge. I have to keep Oliver and Jack separated mostly (Oliver doesn't like Jack and Jack isn't very fluent in dog so doesn't pick up the signals to back off) which adds a challenge. I do keep a small crate in the trailer for Jack in case I have to leave them there and go somewhere. (Initially because he got onto the counters, now to protect him.) But it works out fine. Two people, two dogs would be a bigger hassle, I think.

Kai in Seattle 06-21-2018 12:40 PM

Bobbie Mayer: Your dogs seem to do very well...the tie-outs wouldn't have worked even a couple years ago as our girls did the same thing, wound around each other and everything. They're old enough now they mostly just lie there and bark.

They are quite good if we leave them alone together in Peanut...they'll both get into their little bed under mine and go to sleep, often so heavily we have to force them to wake up when we return. Maybe we wear them out as much as they wear us out.

Just don't like to violate rules when a campground posts big statements not to ever leave pets unattended...I only violate that rule when they don't make such a point of it. OR--as at Taidnapam last year or Maryhill this year, when we're going to be close enough to Peanut to hear them if they start up a ruckus.


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